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Education Through Music Honored as 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit

New GreatNonprofits.org Award Based on Positive Online Reviews

New York, New York (December 4, 2012) –Education Through Music announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“ETM is thrilled to be recognized as a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit—a rating that less than 1% of all nonprofits received this year,” says Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music. “We are so proud of the quality of our program, which now serves over 14,000 students in 28 partner schools throughout New York City.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that ETM received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.  For example, one ETM Music Teacher wrote: “Through ETM's thoughtful curriculum and teachers, students are not only equipped with musical knowledge, but are taught how to become creative problem solvers and independent thinkers, thus preparing them for a more successful future.”

Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time of the year, as donors look for causes to support during the holiday season.

"We are gratified by Education Through Music for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support."

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization.  The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.  This award is a form of recognition by the community.

About Education Through Music
Education Through Music (ETM), founded in 1991, provides music education in inner-city schools as a means of enhancing students’ academic performance and general development. ETM is and remains the only program in New York City to provide comprehensive, sequential skills- and standards-based music instruction to all partner school students throughout the year.

About GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Its mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. www.GreatNonprofits.org

Media Contact
For inquiries please contact:
Tim Lemberger | tlemberger@etmonline.org | 212-972-4788